UT gets $25 million gift for stem cell research
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted April 19, 2004
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has received a $25 million, 10-year commitment to fund stem cell research at the center's Institute of Molecular Medicine. It is the largest gift the center has ever received.
The university identified the donor only as "a grateful patient of James T. Willerson, MD," a cardiologist and the center's president.
A $200 million campaign is being conducted to build new facilities for the institute, and this gift puts the total collected at $176 million.
"The investigations of this new center will prove crucial to the translation of molecular medicine into actual drug development and patient care," Dr. Willerson said in a press release.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/04/19/prbf0419.htm.